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SCOUT'S REPORT: OXFORD UNITED

3 August 2012

 has the preview.Oliver RoderickCity continue their pre-season with a trip to Oxford United on Saturday. 

OXFORD UNITED

 

Returning to the Football League in 2010 after a four-year absence, Oxford United have solidified their position in League Two with two successive top-half finishes under manager Chris Wilder.

-season friendly following their recent win over Premier League West Ham United. The Yellows will begin their season at home against AFC Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup, with their League Two campaign kicking off at Bristol Rovers the following Saturday.pre final home United's Stadium inKassamCardiff City are the visitors to the 

 

 Orient.Leyton Stadium in 2001, a ground which has already seen their fall into the Conference National in 2006 and their subsequent promotion in 2010. The record attendance is 12,243 for the final game of the 2005/06 season which saw United relegated from the Football League following defeat to KassamAfter a seventy-six year spell at the Manor Ground beginning in 1925, Oxford moved to their current home at the 12,500 capacity 

 is unusual for a Football League ground in that there are only three stands instead of the usual four. Ground plans catered for a 16,000 capacity, but the average attendance lowered following relegation to Division Three in 2001 and the fourth stand was deemed unnecessary.KassamThe 

Chris Wilder

 

KEY PLAYERS

 

 in League Two.Morecambe was a Bluebird from 2007 to 2010 and has made his way to the Us via a loan spell at Leeds United and a year at Tony CapaldiCity fans will have no problem identifying one member of the Yellows' current ranks: 

 has made exactly one hundred league appearances in Oxford colours.Jake Wright has already amassed well over 150 appearances in club football. Defender and captain Sean Rigg has enjoyed a long career which has taken in time at Chelsea, Leeds and Stoke, while at just twenty three striker/winger Michael Duberry

 

history'. He has played for the England C Team, who represent the country at non-league level.United's during the 2008/09 season was described as 'one of the most dramatic late goals in Oxford Wrexham can be seen as Oxford's most potent goal threat. Constable's goal in the 1-0 win overJames ConstableWith seventy-one goals in 163 competitive appearances for the club, 

Michael Duberry

 

PREVIOUS MEETING

 

y.Wemble and Nat Jarvis both struck to put City en route to the final atWhittingham(now at Hereford United), before Peter ClistStadium, which City ran out 3-1 winners after extra time. Craig Conway's opener was cancelled out by Simon KassamThe Bluebirds have faced the Us twenty-five times in competitive fixtures, the most recent of which being last season's Carling Cup first-round tie at the 

CLICK HERE - to listen to live and uninterrupted commentary of City v Oxford United with Richard Shepherd and Barrie McAuliffe from 2.45pm Saturday afternoon on Cardiff City Player



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